A team of fifteen Japanese trade and industry experts arrived in Jordan on Thursday (24 January) for a five day official visit.
A team of fifteen Japanese trade and industry experts arrived in Jordan on Thursday (24 January) for a five day official visit. They will be discussing, with Jordanian officials, the possibility of increasing economic trade and co-operation between the two countries.
The Japanese will also be considering investing in development projects in the country. The members will be visiting industrial development projects, set out in the Development Plan.
On Thursday, the delegation met the chairman of the National Planning Council, Mr. Khalil Es-Salem. Also present were experts form Jordanian industry and from government departments involved in the projects. Dr. Es-Salem gave details to the Japanese of development schemes Jordan is planning, and in particular had preliminary talks about the Development Plan.
Another Japanese delegation led by a government minister was due in Jordan on Saturday (26 January). Again they will be discussing economic topics; they will also consider political and official questions.
There are a number of other delegations in Jordan at present. These include one form the German Construction and Development Bank.
Japan has, in recent weeks, been showing increased interest in trading with Arab nations, in the wake of the restrictions by the Arabs on oil production and export. During the week ending Saturday (26 January) the Algerian Minister of Industry and Power, Mr. Belaid Abdessalem, has been in Tokyo for talks; so has the Saudi Arabian Oil Minister, Sheikh Ahmad Zaki Yamani. both Arab Ministers were seeking economic co-operation with the Japanese. Japan now regards her relations with the arab world as "very friendly". Japan is on the Arab world as "very friendly". Japan is on the Arab oil country's list of "friendly countries".
SYNOPSIS: The Jordanian Development Plan was one of the main topics of discussion during a visit of Japanese experts to Amman.
The Jordanians organised a delegation to meet the Japanese; the members were drawn form industry and the private sector, and from government departments involved in the particular fields under discussion. These included trade and economic co-operation in general, and development projects in particular.